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of us know this is the true place, the mother ship. [applause] so i wanted to start this morning by paying tribute. the reality tv rush hour-free zone, which is one of its appeals. now, i can't claim and i am not a true native chataquan like many of you, that go back four, five, seeven six generations. in fact, i grew up outside of boston, massachusetts. i am a patriots fan. admittedly behind enemy lines here in buffalo bills territory. but i was born in buffalo general hospital. so, mr. president, i'd like to apply again for citizenship in chaw tack qua nation. -- chautauqua nation. i'm pleased to be discussing diplomacy. i'm glad that chautauqua has decided to spend some time talking about this venerable art, sometimesis understood, stiemsma lined, but always important as diplomacy. i'm a former career american diplomat. i served five presidents between my first job. i was the lowest ranking person in the u.s. government. i was an intern at our ambassador in mauritania in west africa in 1980. until my last job as undersecretary of state in 2008. and you now have the privilege o
not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a success because people believed in the power of standing for something. that speech by dr. king was not called, "i have a dream." it was called, normalcy never again. it was about opportunity for all people. >> it was about looking forward to where we need to go as a country, which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from 50 years ago. he said, the future does not belong to those who are fearful of gold projects and new ideas, but it longs to those -- belongs to those who can blend passion and courage. >> in 1963, i was in the mind of god, as my mother would say. my parents, an interracial couple, knew the importance of the message that was delivered here. their marriage in 1958 was illegal in the state where th
. >> for those of us who are from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders hen the prophet dr. king jr. quoted the prophet isiah, that have a dream. this is our hope. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. those are our marching orders. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. yes, the south where some are still trying to fight the civil war. yes, the south. where we are witnessing this vicious attack on voting rights and the blatant voter suppression by one particular political party. es, the south where young boys can't walk the street of his father's neighborhood without eing profiled, confronted, stalked, and finally murdered. watched over 45 days where governor because of the relentless protests of 20 plus,000 people reluctantly appointed a reluctant prosecutor who reluctantly put together a prosecuting team who did a poor job in presenting their case. watching a murderer go free, watching our community and our country try to go back 50 years . we walk away with the faith in the words of the prophet isiah once again that they that wait upon the l
of justice, men and women without rank or wealth or title or fame would liberate us all in ways that our children now take for granted. people of all colors and creeds live and learn and walk together, and fight alongside one another and love one another. and judge one another by the content of our character in this greatest nation on earth. to dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest as some sometimes do the little has changed -- that little has changed, that dishonors the courage and sacrifice sacrifice of those who paid the price to march. [cheers and applause] james chaney, andrew goodman, martin luther king, jr. -- they did not die in vain. their victory was great. but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the ark of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it does not bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency. whether it is by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote, or ensure that the scales of justice work equally for all in th
. this is the chairman of the nga. he will join us at 9:00. begins at 7:00 in the morning. the summer meeting takes place again in milwaukee. the activity is set to start shortly. d kumar sees on c-span starting momentarily. -- eu can see these on c-span starting momentarily. >> we are live this morning on c-span. we are here at the wisconsin sensor a couple of blocks west of the milwaukee river appeared governors are gathering here throughout a week and. livell breed bringing you coverage. they are supposed to start a couple of minutes ago. they are getting things together. we will be hearing from the governors about infrastructure. anthony fox will be on the panel as well as the as the chair of the house transportation committee. we are going to be taking your calls after that and then a true 30 p.m. eastern panel. we will be talking about how states are integrating into the local economy. -- awill have a panel bowl cannot 12:15 p.m.. we will be joining the governors tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. by thear's gathering governor of delaware. they will be here this morning. years nga nga,s scott walker. this is i
caps and makes it difficult for us to accomplish the goals we have for our country across a variety of fronts. i think there is a growing sense that there is a need to re-look at it. >> you do not have any idea of what the numbers are or some of the projects. i can live with it. >> with i am saying to you is that the situation is obviously very fluid. in our department, we happen to be ready for just about anything. >> thank you, mr. secretary. we are honored to have you with us. most governors recognize how important transportation is to their success in their states. as a former elected official, you understand that. it is economic development and the ability to expand economically. in the state of utah, we have stepped up our commitment to transportation in a significant way. we have put 500% more state money into state highways, roads, and into a augmenting the state system. we just completed 15 miles of interstate 15, expanding the lane capacity, hov lanes. we did it all without federal dollars. we are trying to put our resources where we think they need to be in the infrastruc
the final product to the president does.-- president's desk. >> thank you for being with us here. we appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] i've been pushing for this in the senate, that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is complicated. network cybersecurity means different things to different people, but we need to get this done. is for -- as hard as it me to say. they have passed some of this. we need to look at what they have done. if we want to take a stab at doing our own thing in the senate, that's great. we need to get moving on this. threat, a real problem. all of my colleagues from the intelligence committee lay awake at night worried about cybersecurity. we need to get this done. >> technology and internet issues on capitol hill, monday night on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> former republican presidential candidate and u.s. representative ron paul delivering a keynote address at the young americans for liberty convention. it is a self-described conservative and libertaria
a positive use. what we saw after the initial end of the revolution was lots of these programs taking place. they may have this return to normalcy. people back in school. there was a large number of organizations that were registered. those remained active in met the compliance requirements of the ministry of culture dropped off. that is natural in conflict transitioning countries. i would say for my point of view, at this point, there's a tremendous amount of frustration over the donor strategy of engaging civil society. they heard time and time again that there is a commitment to funding projects. there is a strong commitment to building up the structures that would make them operate more efficiently. financial management, program management, good governance. all of these things. there is a lack in dedicating to that. there is support from that on different projects. a second observation will be that we have a lot of civil society that are very early on, and we have seen there is a focus to been from project to project out of the scope of their mission. that can be a result of the donor s
the presidential spouse assuming more influence. it goes way beyond hello talk. lady bird used to say that the first lady was the only one who could tell the president to shut up. and then, not be fired. that influence has taken various forms. sometimes, the concerns of the first lady become the concerns of the president. lady bird johnson was very devoted to the environment. the became one of the themes of the johnson presidency. what barbara bush, who we heard earlier today, she was involved with literacy and tried to bring that emphasis to her husband's administration. they listen. they give advice. it has sometimes raise the question of who voted for her? there is the question of accountability. i think anyone who thinks that the first lady is not influential is really not being realistic. >> you have spent most of your lady,xplaining the first who perhaps more than anyone label ofre is the modern. out of that has grown a notion that she is the most influential of modern first ladies. there to that?is is there a danger in defining influence along politically activist terms? >> i d
the sixth month authorization, the six month funding periods cause us a lot of problems with the construction season is extremely seasonal. is extremely seasonal. can you work with congress to try to create more predictability of the cash flow for at least a 12 month period? base least some kind of certainty with the possibility of some enhancement later. we cannot bid projects with a federal share of less we know that money absolutely, for sure is forthcoming. the way it has been going in the last few years, we literally have to wait until the last second to be sure we have the money for a bid. the more lead time we give these contractors, the better the business that we get. it would save all of us money if we had some sense for at least a 12 month period of what is coming. >> thank you for the comment, governor. i could not agree with you more. there is a substantial need for all of our stakeholders in the transportation industry for long-term look outs in terms of budgeting and funding availability and instability within the system. what i would also say to that is w
you put up with us. except i do know. they are there for the mission. they care about defending the country. otherwise, they would tell us to go to hell and leave. but they care and are dedicated. they do not deserve this kind of treatment. these are the things that happen as a result of cuts that are very steep and fast. if we had more time to take cuts like the cuts we've already taken, we approach it strategically. we say what things do we not need any more? we can phase this out. what kinds of capabilities do not need any more? we get rid of the old and start buying the new, like cyber. that is the sensible way to do things. the sequester thing in the short term frustrates us. >> if you have said six months ago a betting person would not think this would happen, if you were to put money on the table now, excluding that fifth of your salary, you probably have to bet that the sequester will get extended. >> i am afraid you are right. >> this has become the new normal for you. how does that change the nature of the plan? >> you are right. we're taking very seriously the prospec
and doing things for others i think is very important. one thing i wanted us to brainstorm together in addition to some external places and spaces we can create, i think there is some internal spaces that we can -- that we can build and nourish through things like spoken word, giving victims and the people around them restored sense of voice. obviously, journals, theater, music. there are a limitless set of options. i think one thing that has been very effective for me in working with the victims of trauma has been to have them not only write their own stories -- someone gave me a book yesterday that was a very good book from what i have been able to see called "sold." it was perhaps for young adults. it is about a girl who was trafficked from nepal and it was very powerful. i want to see the young adults themselves writing the stories. it is an amazing way for people of every age to begin that process. or perhaps they can take a story -- what i have my students do is change the endings of stories. it gives them a sense of empowerment, helps them to recognize that they can alter wha
will be saving, each of us. in addition to that, my husband was seeing his doctor at a medical building and he was complaining about his hands hurting. they sent him for x-rays at a place affiliated with the hospital and for taking a couple x-rays of his hands, we got a bill for $750, which flabbergasted us. i was so upset. but once it was submitted to our insurance plan the bill came back to $450, which is an example of how outrageous our islthcare system is in the-- and the expense that it is involved with it. we are currently paying, we have a family of three, about $900 a month. i am self-employed, making not much -- maybe $500 a month. my husband's income is close to $80,000 a year. two years ago, in order to save money, i went on a catastrophic plan, but it ended up not saving us money because we saved $100 a month previous to what we were paying on his family plan. but my deductibles were so high that all of a sudden it was really a bad decision to go that route. my real question for you is, will the family of three be allowed to -- if my husband can get discounted insurance rates, hims
of reasons. the vast majority of americans do want surveillance to take place to prevent us against terrorists. they do want this balance. also, it is hard to see even if i know intellectually that the nsa might be knowing what phone calls or numbers go in and out of my phone and intercepting some of my e-mails and that sort of thing, it is hard for us to see how it impacts our lives. it is different from the economy and jobs and obamacare. it may be more of an intellectual exercise that does not really rise to the top of the political debates. >> we will watch to see how all of the issues unfold. charles babington, karen tumulty, thank you. i appreciate it. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] on monday1, a conversation with former vice president dick cheney and his daughter, who announced her run as republican senate. 7:30 p.m. eastern. , tuesday morning, outgoing homeland security secretary janet napolitano will get remarks at the national press club. shecertain -- cease -- served since 2009. >> republica
for using the only legislative vehicle we is towhat we really need have a serious hearing investigation where you actually hold people accountable and you look at the law and you change it. you do not have the same director or deputy -- there have multiple people. people under investigation right now. there will be laws. if you look at the financial services bill that has gone through appropriations. not only is the irs defunded for but they have cut the budget. i think the same thing needs to happen with the possible examination of the nsa. but i do not think we ought to immediately toss out a program until we think about it and look at it, you know, and the homeland security people on both sides of the aisle tell us it has done the job. >> ok. one thing i would like to point out though -- if the program were abused, we would not know. let me rephrase that. we would not know it until it was too late. know or have i read that the way this deal was supposed to work was when the controversy first kind of started, they were going to monitor these phone calls to find terrorists outside the
u.s. involvement. it is fueling the guys like rand paul who are running against interventionism and come from that same libertarian mindsets. now you have this clash especially in the house between the rand paul mean and the more neocon-ish mean like john mccain who are really pushing for intervention and things all over the world. it is interesting to see how that will play out. >> we did have a colorful conversation. >> i think some of the remarks he made about drone use really kind of exposes the lack of a very deep and serious debate in this country about the future of using drones. i asked him would you have a problem if russia was using drones on the chinese, he said i would not have a problem. that is a little his concerts and. >> thanks so much. we do not even get to half the questions. thank you for your time and questions. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> on the next washington journal, matt bennett discusses influence and immigration reform, national security, and other issues. looks at
," the challenges facing the u.s. economy. we will talk with robert bixby. then, some details on the on the health care law administration's decision to delay limits on out-of-pocket -- out-of-pocket expenses for insurance. and the nuclear regulation committee review. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> what is interesting about washington at this age, once you have that title, even if it is a short title, even if you can vote it out after one turn -- term, you can be a former chief of staff, a former congressman, a former chief of staff. that is marketable. au are in the club. that is striking departure from the days in which people would come to washington to serve, serve a little bit, and then go back, which is how the founders had intended it. a lotis a new dynamic and of it starts with money and the resources available for people to do very well. look.ight, and insiders >> now, missouri senator claire kassel speaking at a town hall meeting about electing a woman president. .his was hosted in iowa it is about one hour and 20 minutes. iowa >> good morning. welcome to iowa and the madam pre
in the community. you can tell us what you think will work. the other thing is i was hoping people who are involve in good things have shared those because i don't think we need to keep inventing the wheel. we need to support what's going on in chicago now. there are a lot of good thingings. we're not connecting with each other. so sometimes we don't nope the good things going on. and i i think we need to give resources, people, money, i'm not sure what everybody needs to further those programs, expand the programs, duplicate those programs in what's been mention md. we want to take the show on the road. we want to go to new orleans, baltimore, other places. it's not just in chicago that these things are occurring. the plan when we leave here is going back to the rest of the caucus to let them know what went on here. you will hear from us. we are committed to you hearing from us. we need to hear from you. we can't do it alone. we want to help you. >> i want to thank you for that. it's also an established group, it's the 1570 club. 1570 a.m. by harold davis. we're working with those two. those are
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